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    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Jul 13th, 2018
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    ~Footsie Blair 1900 (Cubs 1929-1931) His real name was Clarence Vick Blair, and he was primarily a backup second baseman (he also backed up 1B and 3B) with the Cubs from 1929-1931. In 1930, he became the regular second baseman after Rogers Hornsby broke his ankle. That 1930 team had five future Hall ...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Apr 24th, 2018
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    ~Glen Hobbie 1936 (Cubs 1957-1964) Hobbie was part of the Cubs rotation in the late 50s and early 60s; one of the worst stretches in Cubs history. Hobbie’s lifetime record was nearly twenty games under .500, and he lost twenty games in one season (1960), but he did have some moments of brillian...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Feb 2nd, 2018
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    ~George Halas 1895 (Cubs fan 1900-1983) Growing up in Chicago during the Cubs championship era (the first decade of last century), George Halas was a die-hard Cubs fan. When he was a boy, he and his friends used to hang around the player’s entrance at West Side Grounds and wait for Frank Chance...